Wednesday, August 29, 2007

What is all the talk about Lyptus?

You may be hearing talk of a new wood species named Lyptus. Cabinet manufacturers have introduced Lyptus in the recent past. Since that time, it has been well received as a unique and environmentally friendly wood species. Expect a wood species premium fee same as the Cherry wood premium, on average of 12%.

Lyptus is a premium, plantation-grown hardwood from Brazil. It resembles Mahogany with its rich, red coloring and tight grain pattern, however, it will exhibit dramatic color variations. Density and strength of Lyptus is comparable to hard Maple. For consumers interested in “green” design, Lyptus is an excellent option because it is a sustainable product.
It is a hybrid of the Eucalyptus tree and is extremely fast-growing with mature trees ready to harvest in just 15 years. After harvesting, new growth sprouts from the same stump and existing root system, and is ready for harvesting again in about 15 years.

For more information on Lyptus visit Weyerhaeuser.

Lyptus Natural. reddish, Pinkish Tones. Notice the beautiful grain pattern. Lyptus is one of the wood species that looks best when stained a dark color.

Lyptus is gorgeous is dark finishes.

Equally beautiful, Golden tones.

This kitchen has combined light and dark stains together. Great touch to use a rich, dark mahogany stain on the island and the refrigerator panels. The rest of the kitchen is shown in a lighter stain. So beautiful.


Alan said...

I'm intersted in Lyptus, but I want to learn more. I've heard that the would is like pinkish, but others say it looks like a mahogany. Also, I've heard complaints about variability in color and grain.

Laurie Burke, Kitchen Designer said...

Alan, I have included a link in my post to Weyerhaeuser. You can read more on the plantation grown wood.

mollys mom said...


I would like to know the brand of the vanity at the top of this post. I love it.
Thank you.

Laurie Y. Burke said...

Thanks, I love it too.
The company is Durasupreme.

The web site is

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